Movie Review: ROGUE ONE: A Star Wars Story (2016)
Rogue One follows Jyn Erso, the little girl of the main modeler of the Galactic Empire’s Death Star who is enlisted alongside a few different dissidents set to taking the designs for the Empire’s superweapon so the Rebel Alliance can study this new weapon of mass devastation and endeavor any of its shortcomings.
From Director Gareth Edwards, Rogue One is just as enjoyable as other good entries in the saga. Edwards here focuses on an alternate style and tone with this independent entry to separate it from the customary entries and fills it with bunches of action and spectacle to keep the watchers engaged prior to wrapping everything up without abandoning any follows.
Missing is the iconic Star Wars opening crawl and keeping in mind that numerous characters from the first film do show up, gratitude to some front line CGI, Rogue One doesn’t remove a single thing from the establishment’s overwhelming heritage. It also has bounty available for the individuals who might be keen on the occasions that occur during the vacuum that isolates the third and fourth entries of the adventure.
Acting-wise, Rogue One packs an assorted cast in Felicity Jones, Ben Mendelsohn, Diego Luna, Donnie Yen, Mads Mikkelsen, Riz Ahmed, Forest Whitaker, Jiang Wen, and Alan Tudyk, the last playing a droid. Driving from the front is Jones who plays Jyn Erso from back to front and conveys an amazing exhibition yet it’s Donnie Yen who gets everyone’s attention. Darth Vader likewise shows up and his appearance is really chilling, as always.
Its amazing set pieces and extraordinary locations truly add a feeling of quality to the entire film. Cinematography utilizes the camera with an active energy that works best during snapshots of action. Editing paces the storyline at a reliable rate yet the second act actually slacks a bit. The Visuals are first-rate and CGI is viably used while Michael Giacchino’s score superbly supplements the story.
Rogue One is an intriguing expansion to the Star Wars folklore and is shockingly far superior than expected. Filled with exciting action, encompassed with a dark tone, and heading consistently into the entry that started everything. This independent passage conveys a major spending spectacle that more than satisfies its hopes.
K- SCORE: 88%
STW: 27/30, D: 22/25, C: 8/8, E: 3/5, A: 8/10, PVD: 12/12, S: 8/10